Originally Posted by Phase700B
If a new TV owner learns a bit about the adjustments and setting capabilities of a new TV and notices white balance (white has some color tint to it) is off, it's ludicrous to say it should not be touched unless a meter or some other calibration equipment is used.
If whites obviously are not white but pinkish, greenish, or bluish corrections can be made to restore a closer semblance to displaying white balance.
The "All Or Nothing" view
of making white balance corrections using a simple 1 point RGB or 2 Point High and Low adjustment is a bit ridiculous. Yes, D65 would be the ideal. But why not then say to ONLY adjust white balance if you have the "BEST" meter available? After all, a hobbyist grade $200 to $1,000 meter will not give you the accuracy of a $10,000 meter and associated equipment.Example:New TV Owner:
Hi there, I'm really excited about my new TV and love it's features and over all picture quality. But even after making all the recommended and proper settings using AVS HD709 and consulting many times with the experts here, my TV picture has an overall green
tint to ALL video sources.Cal The Guru:
Hmmm. . . it would seem that your TV white balance and gray scale are in need of adjustment. The ONLY way to take care of that is to buy a meter or have a professional calibration to D65.
New TV Owner:
I see. . . But I noticed there IS a setting for White Balance in the user control advanced settings. I'm thinking of using the AVS HD709 disc to make my own Media Assisted Setting and get some of the "green
" tint out of the white. Can;t I do that?Cal The Guru:
NO. . . you should not touch that. You may make it worse and, anyway, you have no way of telling what D65 white point looks like. You need professional help.New TV Owner:
But I just want to get the white to look more, well. . . WHITE and not have the folks look like Martians when we watch NCIS. I really don't want spend extra money just to get a good picture on my TV.Cal The Guru:
Yes, that is too bad. But you should not touch those White Balance controls. It may L@@K better to you if you adjust them, but in fact will not attain the D65 standard. And if you do not set it to D65 all you colors will not be accurate and it will be bad for you.New TV Owner:
But how can it be bad or worse than it is now? ALL my COLORS now ARE tinted green???!!! I tried adjusting the 2 Point White Balance a bit and already it looks much better!Cal The Guru:
WHAT??!! You should put those controls back to where they were right NOW! They should NEVER be touched unless you have a meter or other PROPER equipment. You have NO idea if it really IS better. . . you could be viewing tainted colors!New TV Owner:
But it's my TV and the colors ARE already tainted green
and with the AVS HD709 Media Assist Disc I think I can get it even better.Cal The Guru:
No. .. . I am sorry. You need to put those controls right back to where they were. It is your TV but those controls are only for experts or those who adhere to the absolutes of TV calibration. Not for you. . . sorry.New TV Owner:
Well, I guess, but even the TV in the store looked better than this. I guess I'll hit "Reset Picture" and just set the basics . . . and try and get used to sickly green people.Cal The Guru:
You're doing the right thing. It's D65 or nothing. That's the standard. Sorry. Pay up for a meter, spend hours learning how to calibrate, maybe buy another meter, or pay for a calibration.New TV Owner:
* sigh * . . . Who would think this would have to be so complicated